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Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs - Southampton Publick House

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 69
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Saison flavored with a blend of edible flowers including L. augustifolia, A. nobilis, C. officinalis, R. canina and H. lupulus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

spacecoyote, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

stevefinny, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

xenjoiii, Jan 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

whartontallboy, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of redleaves
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a saison should, fluffy white head. Nose is sweet and floral. Honey, a touch of herbal tea, and champagne yeast. Flavor is very nice and floral, herbal, sweet, champagne, honey, lemon? light banana and hops bites the tongue at the end to clear the palate. Very nice, a little syrupy on the tongue. A bit more carbonation would fix this. If they took this recipe and added a lot more carbonation this would make a great biere de champagne. A very unique saison!

Additional, second bottle was cellar temperature, and it was really creamy in flavor, almost like a nitro tap. Very great.

redleaves, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

emdawg, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

htrae2014, Dec 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

kmwilson76, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750ml bottle; poured into two flutes.

A: Pours a medium amber-gold with two fingers of white head.

S: Very perfumey and floral. Its not a fresh floral, like you get with fresh hops. Its more of a potpourri aroma. Flowers, funk, sweet caramel. Very pleasant.

T: More floral theme. Its actually a little less tasty than I expected. Not bad tasting, there just isn't as much taste there. Still, very nice and smooth with layers of complexity and a nice rustic quality.

D: Very drinkable stuff. It has a nice refreshing quality and is great to rehydrate with during a meal.

Overall: I know this is a style that the brewmaster is passionate about, so I think I know what he was going with for this one. Its a crisp, tasty, and refreshing saison with a profile that I assume tastes more like ancient examples of the style (albeit with a heftier ABV). A real treat and a very unique brew.

JohnnyChicago, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Dan (DSlim71) for this fantastic extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a wonderfully hazy golden orange color. About a half finger of slight off white head is achieved with a rather conservative pour that dissipates quickly leaving slight, spotty lacing.

Smell – As expected, quite floral in nature. Reminds me of lilacs and honey sprinkled in with some herbal qualities as well as a bit of lemon zest.

Taste – A bit sweeter than I was expecting and....bam...here comes the floral flavors. Not as much citrus as I was expecting. To try and put it into words, it tastes like a mixture of lilac, clove, and honey. Imagine those honey sticks you can buy at farmers markets. There is literally a lilac flavored one and also a clove flavored one. Mix those suckers together and I feel that this is the flavor. I know that lilac is not one of the flowers they used, however, that is what I personally am getting.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, moderate to lower carbonation.

Overall – A very interesting “saison”. I am intrigued by this beer – I really wish that it was not so sweet...the honey I taste is a bit too much, and the flower/herbal qualities (while they mix somewhat well with it) create just an odd aftertaste. For what it was going for (after reading about the beer) I would say they achieved it. A beer I am glad to try but as stated with it were a bit dryer/tarter.

SpdKilz, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at Rick's in Alexandria. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a nice light golden color with a foamy white head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose brings some light grain and wheat plus a nice floral character. Light spicing in the background. Flavor hits the floral notes as well plus a nice backing pilsner malt character. Light body and a nice dry finish with a bit of bitterness as well. Quite well done.

Thorpe429, Dec 17, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my boy aasher for giving me this one during our MASSIVE in-person trade while he was down to visit. Thanks Al! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured golden yellow with a two finger pure white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pepper, spices, earth, and subtle floral notes. The flavor was of sweet malt, pepper, spices, earth, floral, and very subtle clove. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. For a saison this was a pretty nice offering from Southampton. However, I wasn't really sold the on floral character going on here. It was there, but definitely didn't stand out with all of the saison spices present. It was a good idea for sure, but I would have gone with a different style due to the spices present. Worth trying though if you find an opportunity to.

thagr81us, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

GRG1313, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

rab53, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs is a delicious saison. Probably the best one I've ever had. Next time I find it I'll buy more bottles!

A: Clear orange colour and a 1 cm head that lasts pretty well. Good carbonation. 4.5

S: Pepper and sweet lemon rind. 4.5

T: Some malt, clove spices and sweet orange honey flavour. It's a complex flavour and it all goes so well together. 4.5

M: Reasonable level of carbonation. 4.5

O: 4.5

vandemonian, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

deapokid, Nov 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

djrn2, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

thebouch01, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of stakem
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle shared with some friends. Poured into a matching Southampton goblet, this brew appears a clear golden color. A white frothy head sits atop the brew and slowly fades leaving some strings and spots of lace all over the glass. Constantly rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin lacing atop the brew. A light swirl revives a yellowish stained finger back to the surface.

The smell of this brew is like an elderly woman's perfume, earthy but without the bite. Floral aspects mixed with garden herbs, cheese, funk, green peppers and some spices somewhat peppery. There is a touch of sweetness to the nose almost like honey or caramel malt.

The taste is very floral with an herbal aspect. A little bit of a perfume aspect resides in the mouth with a light amount of evaporative bite. Some cheese and funk are included with yeasty spices lik clove and peppercorn. Somewhat minty with a light astringent dryness like strong unsweetened tea. The aftertaste is a bit like clover honey mixed with garden herbs.

This is a medium bodies brew with a modest to high level of carbonation. There is seemingly no alcohol inclusion. A very interesting take on the style. It was peculiar at first but as the experience continued, it really grew on me. I would have this again.

stakem, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of fo5s
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle served in an oversized COAST tumbler. Best by 4/28/15 (for what that's worth).

A- pours a dull gold. Slightly cloudy. Aggressive pour yields a solid 3 finger head - perfect. Impressive lacing as I put this one down.

S- floral, touch of honey, mild hops. Clean.

T- floral, still getting a lot of honey along with a hoppy bitterness. Delicious.

M- Full bodied. Smooth and sweet.

O- excellent. One of the best saisons of the month. Complex, yet an easy drinker. Very enjoyable.

fo5s, Oct 09, 2011
Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs from Southampton Publick House
90 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.